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Looking Out for your Neighbours Campagne

Posted on Sat, 07 Dec 2019 @ 19:01

The 'Looking out for our neighbours' community campaign launches in 10 days. With Monday 16 December fast approaching, we have attached our Launch Supporter Pack for you to use, which includes: • A branded photo prop • Social media messages • Social media graphics • A local news item (to be posted no sooner than Monday 16 December please) • 2 x location editable powerpoint templates (1x A4 size, 1x social media graphic size. To set up, please open the file, type in your location, and click file > export > and change the file format to .png) Please note that this pack has a strict embargo date of Monday 16 December and cannot be used until then. Share with us what's happening in your area Do you have an event, news piece or neighbourly story you'd like to share with us to appear on our website? You can now submit them through the form below:

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Your Neighbours pre-launch supporter pack

Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 @ 22:49

The pre-launch campaign pack includes brand new social media messages and graphics to build campaign anticipation before launch and encourage others to share a Mince Pie Moment (or any other festive treat) with their neighbours throughout December. Mince Pie Moments runs from 1st-31st December. You can find out more about the movement at greatgettogether.org

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Neighbours Campaign: Local news/events/stories share form

Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 @ 22:39

If you are able to submit your local stories, news and events here that would be great. We're aiming to get a good mixture of content from all areas for launch. The more the merrier please. These stories will then be stored in the website and we can get them uploaded to the website the week before launch, along with updating the supporters and any new testimonials you may have for the website, for example a quote from your CEO, community leads etc.

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Social Work England becomes the new specialist regulator for social workers

Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2019 @ 17:35

Social Work England becomes the new specialist regulator for social workers On Monday 2 December Social Work England will take over from the Health and Care Professions Council as the new specialist regulator for the profession. Social work is about people and social workers support millions of people across the country every day. The purpose of Social Work England is to regulate the social worker profession so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life. They are committed to raising standards through collaboration with everyone who has an interest in social work, and they will also seek to promote confidence in the sector. Social workers will be contacted from Monday 2 December to introduce them to the new regulator and there will be details on how to set up an online account. Lots of useful information that social workers will need to know, for example, the new professional standards and guidance on CPD, will also be available on the Social Work England website. Colum Conway, Chief Executive of Social Work England, said: “It’s a landmark moment for the sector as our organisation takes over as regulator. We have been established under new legislation which allows us to be a modern, specialist regulator that builds and promotes confidence in the sector. We will be flexible in our approach, collaborative with everyone who has an interest in social work and take proportionate action when things go wrong. “Many social workers, stakeholders and people with lived experience have played an active role in shaping our organisation through the development phase. I look forward to continuing our collaborative work and increasing confidence in the sector.” Find out more at www.socialworkengland.org.uk. You can also support the launch of the regulator by sharing this information amongst your networks and on Twitter using #socialworkengland.

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West Yorkshire Association Acute Trust are looking for a communication professional

Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019 @ 12:57

Closing date is 29 November; interviews 13 December.

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Job: Senior Communications, Marketing and Creative Officer

Posted on Sun, 10 Nov 2019 @ 23:21

Leeds Health Partnerships Team are recruiting for a Senior Communications, Marketing and Creative Officer

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The ADASS Y&H Involving People in Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol

Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 @ 14:51

ADASS Y&H Involving People in Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol

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Easy Read Adult Flu Leaflet

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 @ 16:48

An easy read leaflet to promote take-up of flu jab to people with learning disabilities etc

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YouthWatch Leeds film, Trying to Understand the Jargon of the NHS

Posted on Wed, 25 Sep 2019 @ 09:40

Some examples of the words people struggle with.

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Healthwatch Leeds film, Seeing Things Different

Posted on Wed, 25 Sep 2019 @ 09:39

Features two visually impaired people, Jane & Alison looking into the challenges they face when accessing health and social care services.

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Free online courses

Posted on Wed, 25 Sep 2019 @ 09:36

Free course

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Getting help to pay for home repairs and modifications

Posted on Wed, 25 Sep 2019 @ 09:35

Getting help to pay for home repairs and modifications

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WY&H communication and engagement plan Sept 2019

Posted on Sun, 22 Sep 2019 @ 18:55

Please see below for your information West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership: • 2019/2020 Communication and Engagement Plan. • An Easy Read version is here. • The Partnership’s Involvement Framework. We’re just finalising our refreshed digital communications strategy too. Thanks so much everyone for your comments and advice

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Recrutiment and award shorlist

Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 @ 21:04

Awards The Looking out for our neighbours’ community campaign has been shortlisted for the PRCA (Public Relations and Communication Association) national awards health and wellbeing category. The campaign has already been shortlisted for a CIPR (Chartered Institute of PR award). To view the complete shortlist, and to see who we’re up against, please visit www.prcanationalawards.com/shortlist Recruitment • Communication and engagement manager (Band 7) fixed term contract or secondment for 12 months to support the work of three of our WY&H programmes. Please read more here. Closing date is 27 September. • Wakefield: Integrated Care Partnership Support Manager. The Wakefield Integrated Care Partnership is made up of local health, social care, voluntary and community sector organisations from across the Wakefield district. These organisations work together as partners to deliver health and social care integration. They ensure local people receive person-centred, co-ordinated care which is delivered at the right time, in the right place and by the right person. You can find out more here.

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Framework for Making Decisions on the Duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults Enquiries (Section 42's)

Posted on Sun, 01 Sep 2019 @ 19:05

The framework for decision making along with the appendices and an ADASS Advice Note has now been published and is now on the ADASS website.

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CQC updated their profiles of care services for older people in every local authority in England

Posted on Sun, 01 Sep 2019 @ 19:04

CQC updated their profiles of care services for older people in every local authority in England. CQC draws together a range of national data to build a profile on every local health and care system, to understand how services work together. The individual reports provide a detailed insight into the journey through health and social care for people who use services - and identify where there are gaps which mean that people experience fragmented or poor care. The reports are available now to download.

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West Yorkshire & Harrogate update - 30 August 2019

Posted on Sun, 01 Sep 2019 @ 18:05

This week’s leadership message comes from Jonathan Webb, Lead Director of Finance for the Partnership and Chief Finance Officer for NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group. Read the blog here

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Alcohol Alliance, Alcohol Campaign (starts 2 September)

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 @ 13:53

Alcohol Campaign (starts 2 September)

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Advance Care Planning / Communications Skills Facilitators Training

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 @ 08:28

Applications are now OPEN for the second cohort of training for Advance Care Planning / Communications Skills Facilitators. This training is being offered as part of the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership national dementia pilot work which aims to increase the quantity and quality of Advance Care Plans for people with dementia. The training is open to health, social care and voluntary sector staff who provide services within West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership area. Places will be prioritised for staff who meet the criteria (attached) and who work within services that deliver care to people living with dementia and/or frailty. This training will take place on Thursday 26thth & Friday 27th September 2019 at a choice of two venues – St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds or Wakefield Hospice. Trainees must attend BOTH days of the training. The deadline for applications is Monday 9th September. This training follows a cascade model which was developed in north-west England and which has been successfully rolled out to over 5000 front-line staff. Following the two-day training (and with support from the hospice education hubs), facilitators will be responsible for identifying a minimum of 40 front-line staff to whom they will deliver one-day ACP training and for supporting a fellow facilitator in delivering training to 40 front-line staff by the end of March 2020. As a minimum, this will require facilitators to be released for 4 days to deliver this training so organisational and line manager support is an essential requirement. Please find attached a flyer for the two-day training programme and outline criteria/requirements for staff wishing to apply to become facilitators. These are based on learning from the work in the north-west. An application form for the training is also attached. For training at Wakefield Hospice, please direct any queries and/or send applications to janet.millard@wakefieldhospice.co.uk. For training at St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds, please direct any queries and/or send applications to janec@st-gemma.co.uk.

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ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Regional Account 2019

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 @ 08:23

ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Regional Account 2019

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Comms & Engagement meeting 10am on Wednesday 17th July

Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 @ 11:20

Agenda

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Regional Communications and Engagement Meeting

Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019 @ 14:19

17 July 2019 Agenda

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Looking out for our neighbours evaluation - week 15

Posted on Tue, 02 Jul 2019 @ 09:54

Here is the latest our neighbour's campaign evaluation – week 15

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Please vote: Recovery Walk 2020

Posted on Tue, 02 Jul 2019 @ 09:48

Members of the Recovery Community in Kirklees have put forward a bid for the UK National Recovery Walk in 2020. It's a chance to make the right kind of headline and a chance to undertake a piece of work that cuts through the stigma of addiction and humanizes recovery. The Huddersfield bid is a grassroots asset-based approach to the development of Yorkshire's first National Recovery Walk. http://www.facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org/huddersfield-newcastle-ukrw-2020-decide/ Voting starts on Friday.

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LGA Social work survey on digital capabilities in social care

Posted on Tue, 25 Jun 2019 @ 10:04

Social workers in the UK use digital technologies and resources every day. But little is known about their overall experiences, knowledge, concerns and expectations. NHS Digital and Health Education England have commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) to develop and provide new guidance and a digital capabilities framework for social workers. SCIE and BASW are asking those working in frontline social care to complete a survey to help develop the project. We would encourage you to share the survey with local teams to support the work being undertaken.

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NHS England has outlined a series of practical plans and actions to help young carers

Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2019 @ 10:40

NHS England has outlined a series of practical plans and actions designed to help young carers who may be ‘hidden’, unpaid and under the age of sixteen.

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - Weekly Update June 2019

Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2019 @ 09:34

This week’s leadership message comes from Merran McRae, CEO for Wakefield Council.

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PR news item for final phase of the neighbours pilot campaign - Remind and Encourage

Posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 @ 10:18

PR news item for final phase of the neighbours pilot campaign - Remind and Encourage

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Suicide bereavement support services to be rolled out across West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 @ 09:30

A Leeds based postvention suicide bereavement support service is to be rolled out across West Yorkshire and Harrogate in the latest funding boost for mental health services in the area.

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Health and Social Care peer reviews

Posted on Mon, 10 Jun 2019 @ 16:58

Some of you will know but the LGA are commissioned to lead peer reviews on behalf of the BCF support team. At the moment the focus is on DToC but if they receive further funding they may move on to wider admissions avoidance and supporting people home etc. They are looking for a wider pool of peer review staff so if you have people in your region who might be interested then please let Richard.Brady@local.gov.uk know. Previous experience or training is not required but I think a strong background in DToC would be advantageous.

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Webinars & Workshops to launch the approach to evaluating use of resources in adult social care

Posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2019 @ 13:56

Please find details below of webinars and workshops to launch the approach to evaluating use of resources in adult social care. Please note that there is a workshop in Leeds on Wednesday 10th July. All bookings to go to Caroline.Taylor@local.gov.uk. Implementing a consistent approach to evaluating the use of resources in Adult Social Care As you’re aware we are soon to launch the approach to evaluating the use of resources in Adult Social Care. This was previously called the Value for Money approach but we recognise that we have more to do in relation to setting this alongside data on quality, effectiveness and outcomes and in looking at systems resources as a whole. The 13 step approach uses a set of questions to promote informed self-assessment and improvement, taking in to account local conditions and bringing in challenge at each step. It helps councils to identify areas for further exploration, where spend and/or performance is significantly different to regional or national averages. The approach is hosted on LG Inform, which allows quick and easy analysis of data for those steps which draw from national data sets. Following a series of workshops that tested out the approach in each region it was agreed that it would be launched in a phased way. As part of the launch a series of webinars and workshops are being held to bring people together to address two issues: • Firstly it is recognised that inconsistency in interpretation and data collection is a challenge for councils that will impact on the effectiveness of the new approach in supporting SLI. Building on work in the regions there will be a chance to discuss the technical considerations around the national data sets used in this approach and to gain a more consistent understanding of the definitions behind the national finance and performance indicators. • Secondly, LG Inform offers flexibility to councils in how they shape and present the data for their own local use. The workshops will offer a chance to see how LG Inform can be used to support councils locally. Webinars are to be held on 10th June, 1-2pm and 18th June, 12.30-1.30pm. Workshops will be held on Monday 8th July (London), Weds 10th July (Leeds), Tuesday 16th July (Birmingham). All workshops will be 10-1pm followed by lunch. A further event in the South West is to be confirmed. Webinars and events are aimed at Directors and/or Assistant Directors of Adult Social Care, Adult Social Care Finance Officers and Performance leads. For further details of any of these and/or to sign up please contact: Caroline.Taylor@local.gov.uk.

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WY&H Week 11 evaluation report for our neighbours campaign

Posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2019 @ 07:52

Week 11

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WH&H Neighbours campagn update week 8

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 @ 12:07

Week 8

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ADASS CQC ratings per LA

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 @ 14:51

CQC ratings per LA.

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Delayed Transfers of Care data for March 2019

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 @ 14:48

The main findings as reported in the statistical release are as follows: • There were 138,800 total delayed days in March 2019, of which 90,200 were in acute care. This is a decrease from March 2018, where there were 154,500 total delayed days, of which 102,400 were in acute care. The 138,800 total delayed days in March 2019 is equivalent to 4,478 daily DTOC beds. This compares to 4,984 in March 2018 and 4,545 in February 2019. • Both the NHS and Social Care sectors have seen reductions in the volume of delayed transfers of care in the last year. 61.9% of all delays in March 2019 were attributable to the NHS, 28.9% were attributable to Social Care and the remaining 9.2% were attributable to both NHS and Social Care. The proportion of delays attributable to Social Care has decreased over the last year to 28.9%. • The main reason for NHS delays in March 2019 was “Patients Awaiting further Non Acute NHS Care”. This accounted for 26,400 delayed days (30.8% of all NHS delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason showed an increase between August 2015 and January 2017. Since March 2018, the number was generally decreasing, but has shown an increase again this month. • The main reason for Social Care delays in March 2019 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 13,200 delayed days (33.0% of all Social Care delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016. Delays attributable to this reason have been generally decreasing since March 2018. • Delays can occur in either an acute or non-acute care setting. The proportion of delays occurring in acute care in March 2019 was 65.0% compared to 66.3% in March 2018.

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CQC Area Profiles May 2019

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 @ 14:46

CQC Area Profiles

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WH&H Dont be the one campaign - TV schedule

Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019 @ 09:23

Here are the transmission times for the first week for the Don’t be the 1 campaign.

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Connect to Support Hampshire

Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 @ 14:10

Many of you will have seen the video that Hampshire produced earlier in the year, with Glenda and her Connect to Support success story? They have now updated the video with more information from practitioners, volunteers and support organisations and you can see it.

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Online survey for completion by performance/business intelligence leads supporting adult social care.

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 @ 10:02

As you’ll recall, there was a discussion at the March Standards and Performance meeting regarding Business Continuity. Following that, we agreed to setup an online survey for completion by performance / business intelligence leads supporting adult social care. This is intended to give us a regional overview of best practice, but also to help identify any local authorities that might be in need of support. The survey is available here: SNAP Survey . Please could colleagues complete this for your respective areas by the 3rd of May? That should hopefully give us time to do some initial analysis, ahead of the next Standards and Performance meeting (16th May). Within the survey itself are requests to share examples of performance reports, job descriptions etc. If you’re happy to share those, please send them to PeoplePerformance@barnsley.gov.uk. The survey also refers to the statutory returns linked to adult social care. For reference, those are shown at the bottom of this email. If anyone needs any support completing the survey, please either contact Will Boyes at Barnsley or Paul Swallow at Bradford.

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WY&H Week 6 campaign evaluation report for #ourneighbours

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 @ 09:44

WY&H 'Looking out for our neighbours' campaign evaluation week 6

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Carers UK 2019 State of Caring Survey

Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019 @ 12:40

As you may already be aware, the 2019 State of Caring survey is now open and Carers UK are keen to make sure this year’s report reflects the diversity of carers across the UK and their caring experiences. There’s still a month to go until it closes on 24th May 2019 but at this stage response numbers from LGBT and Black and Minority Ethnic carers are lower than they would like. Carers UK has asked that we share this survey with our contacts locally. I’ve attached two graphics which could be used to share the survey on Twitter or Facebook as well as a PDF copy of the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TQ6257W

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The latest delayed transfers of care data for February 2019

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 @ 15:31

The latest delayed transfers of care data was released today. This is for February 2019. Compared to the previous month (January 2019) there was an increase in DTOC beds per day overall, but those due to social care reduced.

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‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign report week 4 April 2019

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 @ 15:26

‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign report week 4

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A picture of health and care in your area 2019

Posted on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 @ 18:08

Our local intelligence profiles give a picture of the health and social care system in each local authority area. They bring together data to show how different services work together. The profiles show how well the system in each local authority area measures up against certain standards. They focus on the care pathway for people aged 65 or over living in these areas. We created them to help us carry out our local system reviews.

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PR Scorecard Guidance (final) 2019

Posted on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 @ 18:07

PR Scorecard Guidance

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ADASS Performance & Risk Dashboard 2019

Posted on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 @ 18:06

ADASS Performance & Risk Dashboard

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RESOURCE PACK FOR LOOKING OUT FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS CAMPAIGN

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 @ 09:15

RESOURCE PACK FOR LOOKING OUT FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS CAMPAIGN

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Leadership message from Kersten England, CEO of Bradford Council

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 @ 09:10

Kersten is also Chair of Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Health and Care System Leaders Board.

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The latest delayed transfers of care data was released today. This is for January 2019.

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 @ 16:28

Compared to the previous month (December 2018) there was a small increase in DTOC beds per day overall, and across both NHS and Social Care. Related measures: Emergency Readmissions by CCG After a long gap in provision, NHS Digital will be publishing a revised measure on emergency readmissions next Thursday 21st March. Unfortunately this is currently only produced at CCG geography, but they will provide a time series from 2018 back to 2013. The data will be available here: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/ci-hub/ccg-outcomes-indicator-set The summary DTOC analysis is now all available in this LG Inform report - Summary report in LG Inform – headline figures. Further views of the data are available in: Delayed transfers of care – quick view and Delayed transfer of care - summary overview for your area All excel tools providing a drill down into the combined Trust/LA data are up to date. DTOC extended time series (monthly by LA and Trust) Latest DTOC detailed analysis (monthly) DTOC Analysis over time by reason Along with the DTOC Summary analysis by LA The main findings as reported in the statistical release are as follows: • There were 135,700 total delayed days in January 2019, of which 86,800 were in acute care. This is a decrease from January 2018, where there were 151,400 total delayed days, of which 99,000 were in acute care. • The 135,700 total delayed days in January 2019 is equivalent to 4,377 daily DTOC beds. This compares to 4,883 in January 2018 and 4,173 in December 2018. Both the NHS and Social Care sectors have seen reductions in the volume of delayed transfers of care in the last year. • 61.3% of all delays in January 2019 were attributable to the NHS, 30.5% were attributable to Social Care and the remaining 8.1% were attributable to both NHS and Social Care. The proportion of delays attributable to Social Care has decreased over the last year to 30.5%. • The main reason for NHS delays in January 2019 was “Patients Awaiting further Non Acute NHS Care”. This accounted for 24,500 delayed days (29.4% of all NHS delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason showed an increase between August 2015 and January 2017. Since March 2018, the number has been generally decreasing, although the delayed days in January 2019 is an increase on the previous month (21,400 in December 2018). • The main reason for Social Care delays in January 2019 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 13,900 delayed days (33.6% of all Social Care delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016. Delays attributable to this reason have been gradually decreasing since March 2018. • Delays can occur in either an acute or non-acute care setting. The proportion of delays occurring in acute care in January 2019 was 63.9% compared to 65.4% in January 2018.

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ Support Pack 2019

Posted on Tue, 05 Mar 2019 @ 19:09

Support Pack 2019

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DTOC Data - December 2018

Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 @ 10:25

Delayed Transfers of Care - Quick view: http://lginform.local.gov.uk/reports/view/lga-research/quick-view-dtoc-summary-delayed-days-for-a-single-authority-1?mod-area=E092000001 DToC Summery over view for your area http://lginform.local.gov.uk/reports/view/lga-research/2017-10-10-understanding-dtocs Further views of the data are available in: Delayed transfers of care – quick view and Delayed transfer of care - summary overview for your area All excel tools providing a drill down into the combined Trust/LA data are up to date. DTOC extended time series (monthly by LA and Trust) Latest DTOC detailed analysis (monthly) DTOC Analysis over time by reason I have also updated DTOC analysis to inform BCF targets and DTOC Summary analysis by LA to reflect the latest BCF plans for DTOCs which I have been advised are now published at https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/better-care-fund-operating-guidance-for-2017-19/ Over the next couple of weeks we will add the plan data to LG Inform and the DTOC reports. The main findings as reported in the statistical release are as follows: • There were 129,400 total delayed days in December 2018, of which 82,800 were in acute care. This is a decrease from December 2017, where there were 145,000 total delayed days, of which 93,600 were in acute care. • The 129,400 total delayed days in December 2018 is equivalent to 4,173 daily DTOC beds. This compares to 4,580 in November 2018 and 4,679 in December 2017. Both the NHS and Social Care sectors have seen reductions in the volume of delayed transfers of care in the last year. • 61.2% of all delays in December 2018 were attributable to the NHS, 30.1% were attributable to Social Care and the remaining 8.7% were attributable to both NHS and Social Care. The proportion of delays attributable to Social Care has decreased over the last year to 30.1%. • The main reason for NHS delays in December 2018 was “Patients Awaiting further Non Acute NHS Care”. This accounted for 21,400 delayed days (27.0% of all NHS delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason showed an increase between August 2015 and January 2017. Since then, the number has been generally decreasing. The 21,400 delays are the lowest number of delays attributed to this reason since December 2012 (20,800). • The main reason for Social Care delays in December 2018 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 13,100 delayed days (33.7% of all Social Care delays), compared to 17,000 in December 2017. The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016. Delays attributable to this reason have been gradually decreasing since March 2017, although did increase slightly between June and October 2018. • The proportion of delays occurring in acute care in December 2018 was 64.0% compared to 64.6% in December 2017.

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Future of CQC System Reviews

Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 @ 09:29

ITEM IN TODAYS LGC Care Quality Commission teams which carried out reviews of health and social care systems have been disbanded after the government failed to respond to the regulator’s request for clarity on programme’s future. The reviews were expected to be recommissioned for 2019 but have now been put on hold after health secretary Matt Hancock failed to provide clarity on the programme’s future. In a letter to the Commons health and social care committee last week, director of engagement at the CQC Chris Day revealed that Mr Hancock did not formally respond to letter a letter from CQC chief executive Ian Trenholm requesting confirmation on the next stage of the programme. This was despite the CQC previously receiving “strong indications” from the Department of Health and Social Care that further reviews would be commissioned, Mr Day wrote. He added: “We understand that there is no scope for further funding in this financial year and the department wishes to make decisions about the future of the programme after the adult social care green paper is finalised. We have as a result been forced to disband our dedicated LSR team due to a lack of funding from the DHSC to continue the programme.”

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CQC Data Power Bi Tool

Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 @ 09:25

A link to the latest CQC Data Power Bi tool which has been shared by Bradford.

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Making Safeguarding Personal for Commissioners and Providers of Health and Social Care Events

Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 @ 09:12

Making Safeguarding Personal for Commissioners and Providers of Health and Social Care Event, London 26 March 2019 | Birmingham, 25 April 2019 Please find attached a flyer for the workshop which will focus on effective safeguarding for commissioners and providers of health and social care. We shall consider how we can move forward, keeping the Making Safeguarding Personal agenda at the heart of this. The workshops will refer throughout to the LGA / ADASS resource for commissioners and providers on Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP). The purpose of the workshops will be to influence practice, drawing on the essential steps set out in this resource for Making Safeguarding Personal. We will draw out what good should look like from the perspective of providers, commissioners, operational and strategic managers and regulators in health and social care and the barriers and enablers to achieving this. Please circulate around relevant people in your organisations. To register your interest in attending either event please email your name, job title and preferred workshop location to caroline.taylor@local.gov.uk by 8 February.

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Expressions of interest for 19/20 LGA & NHS funded Social Care Digital Innovation Programme open now

Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 @ 12:01

Just FYI-expressions of interest for 19/20 LGA & NHS funded Social Care Digital Innovation Programme open now-closes 7 March 2019; more info see weblink. Contact Abby or mark.golledge@local.gov.uk with any queries

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MARKET ANALYSIS DATA COLLECTION REQUEST from Care and Health Improvement programme (CHIP) Markets and Modelling project

Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 @ 11:42

Following my earlier mails I am pleased to be able to finally launch the (CHIP) Markets and Modelling project markets analysis data request, which is attached in the links below. If councils wish to access the market analysis tool developed from the data, they will need to participate in this exercise. The collection period will run from Friday 1st February with return to Alder Advice by cop Friday 8th March 2019.

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‘The Four Pillars’ of Quality Assurance - Guiding Principles Document for ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Region

Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 @ 13:33

These have been developed by a Commissioning Network Task and Finish Group following a regional stocktake of current approaches which took place in 2018. Please find attached the final version. ‘The Four Pillars of QA’, and the guiding principles are intended to identify what commissioners should potentially have in place to ensure quality of provision and safety of practice based on good practice identified across the region. Whilst not intended as an audit tool they could also be used to support any review of current local processes you may wish to have in this area. At the next Commissioning Meeting it would be good to have a discussion on how each local authority is taking these forward and gain an insight on where people are against these principles. We are planning to have a future workshop around Quality Assurance where this conversation could feed into its content.

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RMBC are currently recruiting to the independent chair of the Rotherham Safeguarding Adults Board

Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 @ 13:14

https://rotherham-jobsonline.co.uk/JobDetails.aspx?msg=KpkgQkiQNGGFoZuLxmfpJKl%2bCRSDO4%2bXKTOUfibvE%2bE%3d

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ECM (Electronic Care Monitoring) for state-funded home care

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019 @ 14:51

When we first introduced ECM (Electronic Care Monitoring) for state-funded home care almost 20 years ago it was new, exciting and promised to revolutionise care delivery. Early adopters agree that it did that. So we’ve been looking at whether the savings, efficiencies and quality benefits are still relevant in today fragile care market? Working with ADASS Associate Keith Skerman, H.A.S. Technology commissioned some qualitative research to gain a better understanding of how ECM is used today. We’ve published the findings in a white paper we’d like to share with you: https://www.cm2000.co.uk/whitepaper-electronic-care-monitoring The findings reinforced the benefits of ECM technology in terms of safeguarding, supporting quality and delivering efficiencies. It touched on the struggle between Councils and Providers to agree mutually beneficial arrangements, but overall demonstrated that where this was achieved the information generated was incredibly valuable for improving services and informing wider decision making. If you are using ECM we hope this will inspire you to ensure you are capitalising on the data at your disposal. If you’re not currently monitoring real-time service delivery we hope the paper will provide food for thought.

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Sector led Improvement in Yorkshire and the Humber

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 @ 12:10

Registration is now open for the ADASS/ADCS Y&H Aspirant Leadership and Senior Leadership Programmes 2019. Information on both courses and the application form is attached. PLEASE RETURN THIS COMPLETED FORM TO Rob.mayall1@gmail.com BY 1st March 2019 Aspirant Leadership Programme 2019 Aims of programme: To develop leadership capability in middle managers The programme will enable middle managers to: • Identify and reflect on their leadership development needs. • Understand the latest leadership theory and constructs. • Reflect on their own leadership styles and approaches in the light of learning. • Understand how local leaders are addressing current and contemporary challenges. • Share best practice across the region and across partners. • Engage in placement / shadowing opportunities to broaden their awareness and understanding of children’s and adult services Senior Leadership Programme 2019 Aims of programme: To develop future leaders of services for children, young people and adults. The leadership programme will enable participants to have a better understanding of their strengths and give them ownership for areas for development, in the context of leading services for children and young people. The programme will enable managers to: • Identify, reflect on and address their leadership development needs, based on undertaking and receiving feedback on a series of observed activities and undertaking a 360 based on the latest national leadership framework. • Be exposed to latest leadership theory and constructs. • Hear about how local leaders are addressing current and contemporary challenges. • Share best practice across the region and across partners.

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DToC counting guidance

Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 @ 18:37

DToC counting guidance

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New Developments in Social Care 2019

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 @ 13:55

Professor John Bolton Further considerations for developing a Six Steps Approach to delivering effective outcomes and managing demand

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Rob Webster, CEO Lead for the Partnership shares his thoughts on the NHS Long Term Plan, Monday 7 January 2019

Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 @ 13:00

NHS Long Term Plan

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Delayed Transfers of Care data – for Nov 2018

Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 @ 12:58

Nov 2018

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - The Truth Project’s ‘I will be heard’ campaign

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 @ 10:04

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership System Leadership Executive Group met on Tuesday. The Truth Project ‘I will be heard’ campaign which launches on the 14 January was on the agenda. This important project / campaign offer victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation the opportunity to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged. Their contribution is included in recommendations about support needs, as well as challenging assumptions of child sexual abuse to Parliament. Since it began in 2015, nearly 2,000 victims and survivors have shared their experience either through a private face-to-face session, by telephone or in writing. It was agreed that the Partnership would support the campaign via their local organisations safeguarding routes, if they aren’t already, and that Rob Webster our CEO, Partnership Lead would write to The Truth Project to highlight our Partnership support. We’re very mindful that this is core business for many of our partners and you may already be aware or supporting this campaign. If you would like to know more please contact Georgina Middleton, Director of Communications, Engagement and HR via email: engagement@iicsa.org.uk for more information.

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WH&H HCP Neighbours Campaign Presentation

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 @ 09:54

Helpful advice

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NHS LONG TERM PLAN TO TACKLE MAJOR KILLER CONDITIONS AND SAVE UP TO HALF A MILLION LIVES

Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 @ 11:55

NEWS RELEASE Embargoed until 00.01 Monday 7 January NHS LONG TERM PLAN TO TACKLE MAJOR KILLER CONDITIONS AND SAVE UP TO HALF A MILLION LIVES

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INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION about the MARKET ANALYSIS DATA COLLECTION from Care and Health Improvement programme (CHIP) Markets and Modelling project January 2019

Posted on Wed, 02 Jan 2019 @ 14:29

INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION about the MARKET ANALYSIS DATA COLLECTION from Care and Health Improvement programme (CHIP) Markets and Modelling project January 2019 As you know the markets analysis data request will be circulated to all councils in early 2019. The current target dates for the collection period are from Wednesday 9th January 2019 with return to Alder Advice by Tuesday 5th February 2019. If councils wish to access the market analysis tool developed with the data, they will need to participate in this data collection exercise. We are circulating the information in advance of the January date as a ‘heads up’ which we hope is helpful, so councils have some additional time to understand the details, the benefits of participating and what is involved, particularly for council staff who may not be aware of the project. We will circulate this again in January when we make the formal email request to collect the data. Any initial queries can be sent to the addresses at the end of this email. The pack comprises  The Market Analysis Data Request template with definitions and guidance - link here  Project Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - link here  Use of the Market Analysis Data Set - Outputs and Insights PowerPoint - link here  Guide to finding the CQC location ID - link here We are currently waiting for legal advice from counsel on Information Governance and GDPR aspects. There will be a Statement for Councils and further information issued following this, which we will include in the January mail out. For any general queries about this project please email marketsandcommissioning@local.gov.uk For any questions about the data collection please email Alder Advice, our supplier partner at Ideamarketa@alderadvice.co.uk The key Alder Advice and CHIP contacts for this project are Dan Short Alder Advice 07748 180 390 dan.short@alderadvice.co.uk Rachel Carter Brigid Day Adviser CHIP/LGA Markets and Commissioning 07827 083942 rachel.carter@local.gov.uk Senior Adviser CHIP/LGA Markets and Commissioning 07867 189177 brigid.day@local.gov.uk Predictive Modelling work - as you know, Alder Advice are currently visiting councils that have predictive models for adult social care in use or development. This will then be used to develop options for the model by the Spring. If you have any questions about this next phase, or if you would like to tell us about a model you know of, we would very much like to hear from you. Please email Alder Advice at Ideamodelt@alderadvice.co.uk Brigid Day Senior Adviser Markets and Commissioning Care and Health Improvement Programme | Local Government Association 18 Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HZ Tel: 07867 189177

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ADASS Carers Policy Network December 2018 Newsletter

Posted on Wed, 02 Jan 2019 @ 13:55

ADASS Carers Policy Network December Newsletter

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - Weekly Update 21/12/18

Posted on Sat, 22 Dec 2018 @ 11:46

What’s been happening this week?

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Headline results from Wakefield's Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire

Posted on Sat, 08 Dec 2018 @ 12:39

Analysts can deep dive into the results to cross reference/look at different groups and their behaviours – i.e. young carers.

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Health related behaviour questionnaire in Wakefield

Posted on Sat, 08 Dec 2018 @ 12:37

Health related behaviour questionnaire in Wakefield.

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The latest Delayed Transfers of Care Data - Sept 2018

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 @ 09:05

The latest delayed transfers of care data was released today. This is for September 2018. For the third month in a row, the daily DTOC numbers went up. However this month saw a very slight decrease in the number of daily DTOC beds for social care (reduction of 7 beds per day). The level of DTOC beds days for social care is now around a similar level to that achieved in April 18. The main findings as reported in the statistical release are as follows: Main Findings – SEPTEMBER 2018: Delayed Transfers of Care • There were 144,300 total delayed days in September 2018, of which 95,000 were in acute care. This is a decrease from September 2017, where there were 168,000 total delayed days, of which 109,800 were in acute care. • The 144,300 total delayed days in September 2018 is equivalent to 4,809 daily DTOC beds. This compares to 4,697 in August 2018 and 5,601 in September 2017. • Both the NHS and Social Care sectors have seen reductions in the volume of delayed transfers of care in the last year. • 62.3% of all delays in September 2018 were attributable to the NHS, 30.5% were attributable to Social Care and the remaining 7.2% were attributable to both NHS and Social Care. • The proportion of delays attributable to Social Care has decreased over the last year to 30.5%. • The main reason for NHS delays in September 2018 was “Patients Awaiting further Non Acute NHS Care”. This accounted for 22,400 delayed days (24.9% of all NHS delays). The number of delays attributable to this reason showed a general increase between August 2015 and January 2017. Since then, the number has been generally decreasing. The current figure of 22,400 delays attributable to this reason is the lowest number since December 2012 (20,800). • The main reason for Social Care delays in September 2018 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 15,500 delayed days (35.1% of all Social Care delays), compared to 20,600 in September 2017. The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016. Delays attributable to this reason have been gradually decreasing since March 2017, although since May 2018 these figures have increased slightly. • Delays can occur in either an acute or non-acute care setting. The proportion of delays occurring in acute care in September 2018 was 65.9% compared to 65.3% in September 2017. Social care daily DTOCs by reason for delay over time, all England The summary analysis is now all available in this LG Inform report - Summary report in LG Inform – headline figures. Further views of the data are available in: Delayed transfers of care – quick view and Delayed transfer of care - summary overview for your area All excel tools providing a drill down into the combined Trust/LA data are up to date. DTOC extended time series (monthly by LA and Trust) Latest DTOC detailed analysis (monthly) DTOC Analysis over time by reason

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Board to Bring NHS, Councils and Communities Closer Together

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 @ 14:21

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Board to Bring NHS, Councils and Communities Closer Together. This includes an announcement of the Chair of the Board who will be Cllr Swift.

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September 2018 DToC Figures

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 @ 14:19

• This month’s social care DToC figure (September 2018) was down (43,960) compared to last months (August 2018 – 45,637). Health’s was up (September 2018 – 89,873 and August 2018 – 89,253) • This month’s overall DToC figure was down from 144,267 (September 2018) compared to September 2017 (168,041). • The number of delayed days for social care was 43,960 which represents a 27.2% decrease over the last year (September 2017 –60,396). • 30.5% of delays were attributable to social care, which is down from 35.9% in September 2017, and also down marginally from last month (August 2018 – 31.3%). In April 2017, 38.2% of delays were attributable to social care (highest on record). • The main reason for Social Care delays in September 2018 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 15,500 delayed days (35.3% of all Social Care delays), compared to 33.1% in September 2017. The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016.

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Referring adult patients to the new adult eating disorders service for West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 @ 10:27

There is a new specialist community eating disorders service for adults across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. The service is called CONNECT and was launched in April 2018.

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Info from the Public Outreach Department of The Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com)

Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 @ 13:15

Info from the Public Outreach Department of The Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com). As you may be aware, mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors. Our organization works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups. I was wondering if you'd be interested in including our organization as a resource to help seniors suffering from mesothelioma find free care and support? Take a look at some of the information we have at www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/pleural/

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"Looking out for our neighbours" campaign update

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 12:54

"Looking out for our neighbours" campaign update

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Workshop Report WYH HCP Comms Engagement Equality Newtork October 2018

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 12:53

Workshop Report WYH HCP Comms Engagement Equality Newtork October 2018

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Yorkshire and Humber Strengths Based Event October 2018 Slides

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 12:39

Yorkshire and Humber Strengths Based Event October 2018 Slides

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Mental health support for children and young people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 12:03

Mental health support for children and young people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate heading in the right direction – but more must be done West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s (WY&H HCP) ambition to support more children and young people with mental health problems closer to home is heading in the right direction, according to latest figures. However more needs to be done for children and young people backed with long term investment say mental health professionals.

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Skills For Care - LA Summary Reports

Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2018 @ 12:11

For information – here is a tool from Skills for Care’s providing analysis of the social care workforce using Tableau.

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Y&H Strengths Based Event Flyer

Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 @ 09:07

Event on 22 October 2018

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Invitation to a Clinical and Care Staff Workshop for Yorkshire and Humber Care Record

Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 @ 15:15

Pontefract Racecourse on 27 November 2018 at 12:30 - 16:30 If you work in social care, mental health, community, acute, pharmacy or GP setting we would like you to invite you to a clinical and care staff workshop to discuss how we achieve the Right Information, Right Person, Right Time vision for Yorkshire and Humber. Book now https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yorkshire-and-humber-care-record-clinical-and-care-staff-workshop-tickets-51398180341 to reserve your place, spaces are limited. We want to engage with a wide range of clinical and care staff who deal directly with patients/service users across the Yorkshire and Humber region. We need to understand your views on what information may be helpful, what the benefits of sharing patient data are, what your concerns/issues are and chat through some use cases. The workshop will be headed up by the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record team as key aspect of the work required to deliver the exemplar position awarded to the region under the NHS England's Local Health Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) programme. The programme's ambitious objective is to integrate health and care records across the region with the aim of improving care by providing timely and relevant information to care professionals and citizens securely and safely and we need your help to achieve this goal. Your involvement will help us to build a solution that will help to provide better care for the people we look after. The workshop will be held at Pontefract Racecourse on 27 November 2018 from 12:30-16:30. Teas and coffees will be served. Please book now https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yorkshire-and-humber-care-record-clinical-and-care-staff-workshop-tickets-51398180341 to reserve your place, spaces are limited. This is the first of a number of clinical sessions that will be held over the coming months across the region. If you are unable to attend this event but want to be involved in the future - please register your interest with an email to hnf-tr.yhcr@nhs.net Looking forward to meeting you on 27 November Dr Jason Broch Clinical Lead for Yorkshire and Humber Care Record

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Yorkshire & Humber Strength Based Social Care Conference 2018 Agenda

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 @ 14:41

WORKSHOPS AM Progress of strength-based practice in assessment and support planning Rotherham Council and Pete Lenehan Optimising strengths-based prevention work Fiona Love - Roberts and Andy Jones, Rochdale Council The role of carers in health and social care Val Hewison, Chief Executive Carers Leeds PM Learning from Community Led Support Julie Bootle, Community Led Support Programme Consultant, NDTi Strengths-based work in NE Lincs Christine Jackson, Principal Social Worker, North East Lincolnshire Co-ordinating care and conversational assessment Sally Gretton and Jeanette Cookson, Skills for Care Yorkshire & Humber Strength Based Social Care Conference 2018 #SBSC18

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CQC Local Area Profiles - September 2018

Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 @ 16:32

These profiles give a picture of the health and social care system in each local authority area. They bring together data to give an indication of how different services work together. CQC have used national data to build a set of cross-sector indicators. The profiles show how well the system in each local authority area performs against them. What the profiles are for The profiles focus on the care pathway for people aged 65 or over living in these areas. CQC created them to help carry out local system reviews. CQC are also sharing them with local health and care leaders to help improve the way different parts of the system work together. https://www.cqc.org.uk/local-systems-review

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STATISTICAL PRESS NOTICE MONTHLY DELAYED TRANSFERS OF CARE DATA, ENGLAND, JULY 2018

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 @ 15:38

Main Findings – JULY 2018

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - Weekly Update 10/9/18

Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 @ 09:58

This week’s update is a blog from Fatima Khan-Shah, SRO for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate’s Unpaid Carers programme • This week’s blog and previous ones are available at www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/blog • You can visit our website at www.wyhpartnership.co.uk • You can also check our latest news on our website here • Our twitter address is: @wyhpartnership

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CQC System Reviews and Follow Up Reviews

Posted on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 @ 10:16

CQC has written to local system leaders in six local authority areas where we shall be undertaking new or follow-up reviews exploring how older people move between health and adult social care services.

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NHS-Social Care Interface Dashboard

Posted on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 @ 09:00

NHS-Social Care Interface Dashboard

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The Transformation Funding from NHS England

Posted on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 @ 12:10

You can link to it from here if helpful for your communication channels:

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ADASS News Letter 13 August 2018

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 @ 15:49

National Children’s and Adults Services Conference MANCHESTER CENTRAL CONVENTION CENTRE, 14 – 16 NOVEMBER 2018 Widely recognised as the most important annual event of its kind for councillors, directors, senior officers, policymakers and service managers with responsibilities for children's services, adult care and health in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. Come along and share, engage, network and participate with your peers....

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ADASS News Letter 31 July 2018

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 @ 15:47

Opportunities for Associates to support Policy Leads ADASS Associates have been discussing how the experience and expertise held by the Associate members can be unlocked to support ADASS Policy Leads or regional work. Our offer of support has been well received and both the Workforce and the Safeguarding leads are seeking Associates who can support their work plan....

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate workforce investment plan

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 @ 15:42

There is a link to the news online in case you would like to use it for internal communications. We will also give it a tweet later too in case you would like to retweet.

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New LGA Risk Offer for 2018/19

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 11:04

A number of local authorities in the region took up their offer in 17/18 to support their individual risk assessment and to support the regional assessment. We will be carrying out the annual risk assessment over Autumn and Winter period as in previous years with the usual regional offer to facilitate individual council self assessments in addition to this. This will be raised at the next branch meeting. The LGA Offer • A free, externally facilitated offer* to any DASS of up to 1.5 days support per council to complement the risk self-assessment process available from 1 April 2018-31 March 2019 • Funding from DHSC via the LGA's Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) to support councils to manage and mitigate risk • All discussion, content and products arising from this offer are confidential and sit with the participating council(s); nothing will be shared with any other parties without prior agreement and explicit consent • Councils taking up the offer are actively involved in selecting the best fit facilitator to meet their needs, and in specifying the facilitator brief • The offer operates as a three-way agreement between CHIP, the council and the supplier; CHIP manages the supplier contract but the supplier is accountable to the council for delivery of support agreed *For 2018-19 the LGA will prioritise requests from councils who have not previously taken up the offer If you would like to take up the LGA offer then please contact either myself or Liz Greer, Adviser, Care and Health Improvement Programme, Local Government Association liz.greer@local.gov.uk 07717 720729.

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Workforce Intelligence Newsletter August 2018

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 10:32

It will take you to the publications and reports as well as the new Tableau function to be able to compare areas. There is also an opportunity for you to sign up to receive a regular Workforce Intelligence Newsletter.

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Latest CQC data/heat map from Bradford

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 10:31

Latest CQC data/heat map from Bradford

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Delayed Transfers of Care data – for June 2018

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 10:17

The next delayed transfers of care data – for June 2018 – is due to be published on Thursday 9th August. The source data and statistical press release will be available here from 9.30am. Links in attached document.

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Peer Review documents

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 10:14

General information These FAQs help to show the nature of some of the issues that Adult Social Care routinely gives advice on. The list is not exhaustive and further questions and answers may be added at a later date.

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - Weekly Update 3/8/18

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 10:11

• This week’s update is sent from Jo Webster, Chief Officer for Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group; Strategic Lead of Health and Care Transformation and Integration for Wakefield District and member of the Partnership’s Executive Leadership Group • You can read this and previous blogs here • You can visit our website at www.wyhpartnership.co.uk • You can also check our latest news on our website here • Our twitter address is: @wyhpartnership.

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Kirklees Intelligence and Impact Strategic Lead / Perm / F/T / Corporate Services> Policy, Intelligence and Public Health

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 @ 18:55

Job opportunity: Intelligence and Impact Strategic Lead / Perm / F/T / Corporate Services> Policy, Intelligence and Public Health

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Public Health England Beat the Heat Keep residents safe and well

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 @ 18:53

The weather is getting hotter and hotter out there and we are noticing an increasing number of older people admitted to hospital with symptoms of dehydration. We want to do all we can to keep the people we care for as healthy as possible and have attached some additional sources of information you may find useful. If you have any great tips or advice we can share please contact gil.ramsden@nhs.net and we will include them in the next Care Together, Share Together newsletter.

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North Kirklees - Clinical commissioning group – Senior Communications / PR Job Opportunity

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 @ 18:41

Clinical commissioning group – Senior Communications / PR Job Opportunity

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ADASS News Letter 24 July 2018

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 @ 08:50

Issue 556 - 24 July 2018

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Cancer Alliance is currently advertising/recruiting for two new lay members

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 @ 08:44

The West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance has recently restructured its Board to make it a more effective vehicle for delivering its ambitions in a climate of mutual accountability – both across our six local places and between ‘sectors’. The Alliance has also taken the opportunity to increase its lay representation on the Board and is currently advertising/recruiting two new lay members. Ideally one of these would have experience of cancer care as a patient, but the second could be patient, carer or an interested member of the public. We are inviting expressions of interest based on the generic role outline developed for the Health and Care Partnership and would be grateful if you could share this with your networks in order that we can maximise our reach.

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Learning from CQC Local System Reviews

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 @ 12:10

The LGA, in partnership with ADASS, are pleased to offer a series of free national learning events based on CQC’s Local Area Reviews. Target audience – Senior Leaders from Health and Social Care Speakers - both from CQC and from local systems who received a review Workshops – topics to be confirmed Dates and Venues  12 September – London, 18 Smith Square SW1P 3HZ  19 September – Newcastle, The County Hotel NE1 5DF  27 September – Manchester, Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly Hotel M1 3DG  11 October – Bristol, Doubletree by Hilton City Centre BS1 6NJ For bookings please click on the respective event above. Please note due to popularity we may need to restrict bookings to three delegates per health and social care system. For any general queries please contact harry.parker@local.gov.uk

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NHS 70TH Birthday Edition

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 @ 11:58

Care Together – Share Together July 2018, 70th Birthday Edition

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ADASS News Letter 10 July 2018

Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 @ 09:47

ADASS News Letter 10 July 2018

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Regional Account Charter July 2018

Posted on Fri, 06 Jul 2018 @ 10:34

Regional Account Charter July 2018

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ADASS eNews 3 July 2018

Posted on Wed, 04 Jul 2018 @ 12:43

Next Generation ADASS Further to discussions at our Executive and Policy Day we are working on a review of how we maximise the resources we have and consider how we further resource ADASS. We are looking at our capacity in relation to Trustees, Policy Leads, Regions, Full, Extended and Associate members and staff, nationally and regionally. To that end we are setting up two workshops, one on the 13th August 2018 in the North (venue to be confirmed) and one in London on the 22nd August 2018. If you would like to join please e-mail TEAM@ADASS.ORG.UK indicating which session you would be interested in attending and identifying what kind of member you are or if you are staff. We will allocate places based on quotas to ensure a mix of types of members and staff.

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‘Care Together – Share Together’ June 2018 Newsletter

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 @ 08:46

4 Pages of info!

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APSE Adult Social Care Forum Tuesday 19th June 2018, Oxford

Posted on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 @ 14:30

Ensuring early intervention, enabling a smooth pathway out of hospital and improving outcomes in workforce recruitment and retention.

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Carers Action Plan

Posted on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 @ 21:11

The following is a link to the national ADASS response: https://www.adass.org.uk/adass-responds-to-government-announcement-on-carers-action-plan Responding to the Government’s Announcement of a Carers Action Plan, Glen Garrod, the President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said: “As leaders in social care across the country, ADASS is keen to see carers, who make such a crucial difference to the people they look after, recognised as the vital support that they are, and this action plan is a good next step towards making this happen. We have contributed to this discussion and advocated for this action plan to be published for some time, so it’s good to see some progress on this. “It’s crucial that carers are given the support – and respite – they need to be able to fulfil their role effectively. We have consistently called for a sector-led approach which has as its heart the needs of the local communities, with resources from central government supplied to facilitate this. Only by taking the lead from people we care for, in the communities in which they live, can we deliver an approach that ensures the best possible care. “We will continue to work with the Department for Health and Social Care to ensure the carers action plan is a success.”

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ADASS Y&H Regional Account 2018

Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 @ 18:45

It has been another challenging year for local government and for adult social care services yet we continue to keep our focus on improving the lives of people with care and support needs as that is what sector led improvement is fundamentally all about. We have had a broad work programme and delivered a phenomenal amount of improvement activity through the region’s collective endeavour with every local authority playing its part.

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Live Streaming Event 3 July 2018 Celebrating Contributions of nursing, midwifery and care staff

Posted on Mon, 04 Jun 2018 @ 11:01

Join the live streaming event on 3 July to celebrate the amazing contributions nursing, midwifery and care staff have made since the launch of the NHS in 1948. https://www.england.nhs.uk/livestreams/

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Trusted Assessment: essential elements

Posted on Thu, 31 May 2018 @ 09:07

This guide describes how local systems could implement trusted assessment to effectively and safely reduce the numbers and waiting times of people awaiting discharge from hospital.

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ADASS News Letter 22 May 2018

Posted on Fri, 25 May 2018 @ 09:00

ADASS Carers Network Co-Lead We are seeking a new Co-lead for the ADASS Carers Network. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Luke Addams for his contribution as co-lead and wish him well in his future endeavours. We are welcoming nominations from DASS, Extended and Associate Members to work alongside Grainne Siggins, DASS in London Borough of Newham. Please send nominations and seconds to ANDRIANA.DELEVICH@ADASS.ORG.UK by Friday 8 June 2018.

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Prevention of fire hazards that can arise in outdoor barbecues and campfire situations

Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 @ 09:28

Stay safe this summer!

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Project Leader Role for ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Grade PO4

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 @ 11:12

The post-holder will be predominantly home based and will work around the Yorkshire & Humber region, but may work from Leeds City Council for some part of the week. ADASS Yorkshire & Humber operate through Leeds City Council and therefore this post will be contracted on their terms and conditions. To be considered you must have experience of working in local government, health or social care sector and be able to demonstrate project leadership experience. You also need to demonstrate evidence of managing projects that have delivered results in a public sector environment. The outline role description and person specification is attached which will tell you more about the scope of the role. If you are interested and want to have an informal discussion, telephone Dave Roddis (ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Programme Director) on 07908 893490. This post is offered on either a secondment or direct appointment. If you wish to be considered for secondment you must have obtained the support of your manager. To apply you need to send a CV to Dave Roddis by email daveroddis19@gmail.com. You should also send a brief summary setting out your skills and explain why you are applying at this stage in your career. The closing date has been extended to 29th March 2018 Interview date: w/c 9th April, 2018 ADASS Yorkshire & Humber The purpose of Yorkshire & Humber ADASS is to help support the continuous development of adult social care: • Acting as a conduit for national and regional policy and strategy development and implementation. • Participating in strategic partnerships across Yorkshire & Humber • Delivering a programme of improvement activity • Supporting the effective functioning of key networks across Yorkshire & Humber • Supporting and developing leadership and the next generation of leaders • Exercising collective responsibility around financial, systemic and service delivery risks • Improving quality and safeguarding Our current core priorities include: • Resources & Efficiencies • Health and care partnerships • Safeguarding Adults • Commissioning and Quality In Care Services • Integration and Devolution • Prevention and Early Intervention • Sector Led Improvement

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ADASS News Letter 13 March 2018

Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 @ 10:24

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ADASS News Letter 6 March 2018

Posted on Wed, 07 Mar 2018 @ 14:04

ADASS Spring Seminar 2018 All ADASS members should have received a personal invitation to the ADASS Spring Seminar 2018. The seminar is taking place between 11-13 April at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre. THE PROGRAMME IS ALREADY TAKING SHAPE AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE ADASS WEBSITE and we have conifrmed both the Minister for Social Care, Caroline Dinenage MP as well as the Shadow Social Care and Mental Health Minister, Barbara Keeley MP as giving key note addresses, along with key speakers form the sector. If you are an ADASS member but have not received an invitation please contact Su Stook on SU@CREATIVEREALISATION.COM or 01352 756575.

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ADASS News Letter 27 Feb 2018

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018 @ 14:14

Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry on The Right to Freedom and Safety: Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards This Friday (2nd March 2018) is the closing dates for written submissions to this inquiry. Submissions should be no more than 1,500 words.  The Committee is issuing an open call for evidence from interested parties on:  • Whether the Law Commission’s proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards strike the correct balance between adequate protection for human rights with the need for a scheme which is less bureaucratic and onerous than the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards • Whether the Government should proceed to implement the proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards as a matter of urgency • Whether a definition of deprivation of liberty for care and treatment should be debated by Parliament and set out in statute IF YOU HAVE ANY EVIDENCE THAT YOU WISH TO SUBMIT, SEE HERE FOR DETAILS.

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ADASS News Letter 20 Feb 2018

Posted on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 @ 09:50

ADASS News Letter 20 Feb 2018

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ADASS News Letter 13 Feb 2018

Posted on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 @ 09:50

ADASS News Letter 13 Feb 2018

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Andrew Hughes' blog - 9 February 2018

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 @ 17:35

This week saw a mix of good and no so good news for health and social care. There remains a positive decrease in the numbers of delayed transfers of care (DTOC) for December and local government continues to play a significant role in this. Yet at the same time, the numbers exceeding a four-hour wait in A&E in January has increased to an all-time high. It will be interesting to see how this impacts on January’s DTOC figures. At the same time the National Audit Office published its report on the social care workforce. While local government only directly employs less than 10 per cent of the workforce, having the right local care workforce is essential to councils in delivering their duties. Residential nurses, high turnover and the lack of a national strategy are cited as key issues. The report is well worth a read.

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9 Essential Mobile Device Apps For Senior Citizens

Posted on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 @ 12:12

Helpful Senior Citizen Apps You Can Get For Free Many people assume that the older a person is, the less he or she knows about the Internet and technology. Well, that’s just not true. According to a study by Pew Research, six in ten senior citizens (adults 65 or older) use the Internet, while 77 percent have their own cell phones. The study also points out that once seniors learn to use new advances in technology, it often becomes a fundamental part of their day to day living. On that note, there are tons of mobile device applications (apps) that can benefit older adults and make their daily activities easier. Here are some free essential apps every senior citizen should use:

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6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Posted on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 @ 12:11

It’s an unfortunate reality that many seniors find themselves terribly isolated. After a spouse passes away or a debilitating illness hits, it’s common for a senior to be cut off from both friends and family for extended periods of time. Obviously, this isn’t intentional on anyone’s part – it’s simply a disheartening reality.

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ADASS News Letter 30 Jan 2018

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 @ 20:23

Adult Social Care: What’s the evidence? LAST CHANCE TO BOOK 2 February 2018 - NCVO - 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL There will be opportunity for delegates to attend all workshops which will be focused on Markets, quality and commissioning, sustainable health and care systems, employment for people with care and support needs, and mental health. We have also confirmed Simon Bottery (King’s Fund) and Michael Clark (School for Social Care Research) as speakers on the day. The seminar is being held jointly between ADASS and Research in Practice for Adults with sponsorship from EY. PLEASE SEE HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK ON.

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Latest news and resources for regional SLI leads

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 @ 09:23

Latest news and resources for regional SLI leads

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ADASS News Letter 16 January 2018

Posted on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 @ 11:08

Issue 530

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ADASS News Letter 9 Jan 2018

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 @ 10:17

What’s the evidence? – 2018 .....

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ADASS News Letter 2 Jan 2018

Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 @ 10:54

Happy New Year To You All! 2017 was a great year with significant achievements from everyone in ADASS and social care. We would very much like to hear from you with stories of social care staff and services going the extra mile during the time of winter pressures, which can be shared with others to raise and maintain the profile of social work and social care. If you have any good news stories we can share, please send them to TEAM@ADASS.ORG.UK. Thanks!

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ADASS News Letter 19 December 2017

Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 @ 10:51

UPCOMING EVENTS What’s the evidence? – 2018 2 February 2018 NCVO - 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL This day-long seminar will bring together Directors and Assistant Directors of Adult Social Care and senior academics to discuss current projects and future direction of adult social care research. With the multitude of pressures on adult social care departments, now more than ever is a time to look to the evidence of ‘what works’, in order to ensure that resources are used efficiently, and lead to a good experience and outcomes for people who use services and their carers. The seminar is being held jointly between ADASS and Research in Practice for Adults with sponsorship from EY. PLEASE SEE HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK ON.

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ADASS News Letter 5 Dec 2017

Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 @ 11:53

Joint ADASS / RiPfA Seminar 2018 - What's The Evidence? We are delighted to announce that after the success of last year's seminar day we will be running the seminar again on Friday 2 February 2018. The event will be jointly run with Research in Practice for Adults and will focus on current hot topics in Adult Social Care Research as well as offering an opportunity for ADASS members to discuss potential research topics with academics. More details on how to book on will be announced shortly.

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ADASS News Letter 28 November 2017

Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 @ 10:30

UPCOMING EVENTS Save the Date – Spring Seminar– 11-13 April 2018 Next year’s spring seminar will be taking place from 11 – 13 April 2018. We will be returning to Yarnfield Park Conference Centre and will be inviting members to book on shortly. In the meantime please save the date Last Week’s Workforce Seminar Many thanks to those that participated in the ADASS/SCIE Workforce Seminar last week. We hope those that attended found it useful, all the slides from the day can NOW BE FOUND HERE.

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ADASS News Letter 21 November 2017

Posted on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 @ 11:37

ADASS News Letter 21 November 2017

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Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know

Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 @ 10:22

It’s every adult child’s nightmare: getting a phone call in the middle of the night from an aging parent, or worse, the hospital. Maybe there’s been a fall or a medical emergency. Perhaps the early stages of dementia have advanced more quickly than anticipated, and there’s been an incident. Either way, one thing is clear in this situation — it is no longer safe for the parent to live alone.

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8 Ways For Seniors To Stay Active This Holiday Season

Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 @ 10:21

Staying healthy can be a challenge during the holiday season, when diet and exercise often take a backseat to the more festive tasks of shopping and eating.  But there are things you can do to make sure you enjoy all the season has to offer without sacrificing your health.

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ADASS News Letter 14 November 2017

Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 @ 15:11

ADASS News Letter 14 November 2017

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ADASS News Letter 31 Oct 2017

Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 @ 10:11

ADASS News Letter 31 Oct 2017

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ADASS News Letter 24 Oct 2017

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 @ 11:49

ADASS eNews Issue 519 - 24 October 2017

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER Oct 2016

Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 @ 07:08

ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER Oct 2016

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ADASS News Letter 29 Sept 2017

Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 @ 12:10

ADASS News Letter 29 Sept 2017

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ADASS News Letter 19 Sept 2017

Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 @ 12:09

ADASS News Letter 19 Sept 2017

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The Great British Care Awards Nominee Form

Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 @ 07:26

Do you know any inspirational individuals or teams in social care? There's still time to nominate for the 2017 Regional Great British Care Awards. • join us in paying tribute to the unsung heroes of our sector • celebrate excellence in social care across the entire sector • motivate and value your staff • meet inspirational influencers and leaders from across the sector.

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Job Advert: Administrator (Care and Treatment Review (CTR) Hub)

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 @ 14:19

Salary: Up to £18,500 pro rota (Actual salary £9,866.67) Hours: 20 hours a week (permanent contract) Base: Leeds office About the Administrator (CTR Hub) Job Inclusion North operates a Care and Treatment Review (CTR) ‘hub’ which provides Expert Advisers and Clinical Advisers to Care and Treatment Reviews (and Care, Education and Treatment Reviews) across Yorkshire and Humber and the North East. NHS Commissioners use the Hub to ensure that there is an independent voice within the CTR process.

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Care Act Survey Research Statistics June 2017

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 @ 10:10

This document accompanies the report of a survey carried out by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) between September-October 2016, to find out how the Care Act 2014 has made a difference to the lives of adults who need care or support. To provide context for the survey, TLAP also reviewed related research and statistics relevant to its work on the Care Act and personalisation. This annex brings together material from the review, and covers a number of the Act’s key changes in: • The delivery of local information and advice. • Assessment and support planning. • Promoting wellbeing. • The quality of care and support. The report of the survey, alongside a set of tables with the results for all survey questions, is available at www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/browse/careact2014

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TLAP's Care Act Survey Results June 2017

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 @ 10:08

Please find attached TLAP’s Care Act Survey, published today on our website. You may be aware that we’ve cited the Care Act Survey and some preliminary findings in workshops, events and Learning Sets that we’ve run together, or in your regions over the past six months or so. I hope you will find this useful, together with forthcoming publications: POET Survey and Gathering the Evidence Base for Personalisation (not sure that names finalised yet)

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Easy Read Care Survey

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 @ 10:08

Please find attached TLAP’s Care Act Survey, published today on our website. You may be aware that we’ve cited the Care Act Survey and some preliminary findings in workshops, events and Learning Sets that we’ve run together, or in your regions over the past six months or so. I hope you will find this useful, together with forthcoming publications: POET Survey and Gathering the Evidence Base for Personalisation (not sure that names finalised yet)

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TLAP’s Care Act Survey June 2017

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 @ 10:05

Key headlines: • Results of the survey, which focussed on aspects of personalisation, suggest that progress has been good in some areas of the Act, but in others, is yet to make a difference. • Sixty-nine percent of the participants said their care and support made a positive difference to their wellbeing and health. Areas of major concern, however, highlighted by the survey were people’s ability to access support, and the variation in their experiences, depending on whether they were funded by the council or self-funded. There was also a marked difference between council’s perception of Care Act implementation, and the experiences of people and carers directly themselves. • The survey was commissioned by the Department of Health, and wherever possible, based on questions tested by partner organisation in other surveys or evaluations, including the Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool developed by In Control and the University of Lancaster. Clenton Farquharson MBE, Chair of TLAP Board and person with a care and support need, said: “I was a member of the working group that developed the Care Act survey to make sure it spoke to people with care and support needs. Now as chair of the TLAP board my message to members that represent the TLAP Partnership is that these results have spoken to us with a clear message that more needs to be done. We particularly need to draw attention to what we describe as the ‘rhetoric vs reality’ gap, between what people with care needs are experiencing, and what council colleagues perceive and say is happening when they work to embed personalisation”. John Waters, Research and Evaluation Lead, In Control, said: “The findings of TLAP’s Care Act survey do not surprise me. They reflect many of the findings of the Independent Living Survey 2016 published by In Control on behalf of the Independent Living Strategy Group. These findings serve as a reminder that there is more work to be done in supporting councils to align the principles of putting people first with people’s expectations that they be put first”. We will use #CareActSurvey on Twitter.

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Working Carers Top Tips June 2017 in collaboration with ADASS Y&H, ADASS NW and TLAP

Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 @ 08:39

Working Carers Top Tips June 2017 in collaboration with ADASS Y&H, ADASS NW and TLAP

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Working Carers Report in collaboration with ADASS Y&H, ADASS NW and TLAP

Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 @ 08:38

Working Carers Report in collaboration with ADASS Y&H, ADASS NW and TLAP

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Choices June 2017

Posted on Thu, 01 Jun 2017 @ 16:25

Celebrating carers Recognising carers and reaching out to them in the community are key factors of our Carers Week (June 11-18) festivities.

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The Kings Fund: What is social care and how does it work?

Posted on Wed, 31 May 2017 @ 10:42

Here we have pulled together a range of content to help explain social care in England, including a series of short videos on what social care is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services.

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The Kings Fund: Leading across the health and care system

Posted on Fri, 19 May 2017 @ 13:38

As the NHS seeks to move away from competition towards integration and to develop new models of care, individuals and organisations across the health and care system need to learn to work together to make the best use of collective skills and knowledge.

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ADASS Y&H Regional Account 2017

Posted on Mon, 15 May 2017 @ 09:42

It has been another challenging year for local government and for adult social care services yet we continue to keep our focus on improving the lives of people with care and support needs as that is what sector led improvement is fundamentally all about. Despite shrinking budgets, I am enormously proud that local adult social care services continue to improve in the region. This has been achieved through the hard work and generosity of colleagues and partners to spend time supporting work beyond the boundaries of their own council and we continue to add value through collaborative endeavour. To read more please open the file.

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PSW ebook of blog 2017

Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 @ 10:06

World Social Care Day 2017

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UK Digital Strategy

Posted on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 @ 10:00

This strategy sets out how we will build on our success to date to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.

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Choices Carers Magazine March 2017

Posted on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 @ 14:28

CReate works a treat for carers Emailinfo@carersresource.org Webcarersresource.org facebook.com/carersresource @CarersResource Carers juggling a job and the demands of looking after someone are the special focus of our new CReate service...

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Equipment to Help You Films

Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 @ 14:14

Simple equipment you can buy These videos show some of the items that could help you with simple tasks around your home.

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LGA New integration resource library

Posted on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 @ 14:13

The new integration resource library, which is now on the LGA website. It can also be found through the integration landing page. It is very much a first cut so any feedback or suggestions are welcome. We will be working closely with our health and social care partners in phase two to make sure current best practice is captured. The resource library is expected to be signposted to in the forthcoming BCF and integration policy guidance, as a resource for those pursuing further integration. This is why a first version has been released now and we appreciate there is much scope for development.

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TC MASTERCLASS FREE EVENT - Social Case Management for Highly Complex People

Posted on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 @ 12:06

Social Case Management for Highly Complex People Transforming Care Masterclass for frontline workers and practitioners Tuesday 21 March 2017 (Leeds)

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A&E at Doncaster Royal Infirmary: reviewing attendance and patients’ experience of the queue Dec 2016

Posted on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 @ 09:44

A&E at Doncaster Royal Infirmary: reviewing attendance and patients’ experience of the queue

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LGA Just what the doctor ordered: social prescribing - a guide for local authorities

Posted on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 @ 09:40

published by LGA 18 May 2016 The challenge of the ageing population and supporting people with long-term conditions is one of the biggest our society faces.

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How serious is the funding crisis in social care?

Posted on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 @ 09:39

UK care will increase by £10bn while public spending falls. When did this funding gap become a crisis?

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Delayed Transfers of Care - Monthly Overview by Region

Posted on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 @ 13:36

Delayed Transfers of Care - Monthly Overview by Region

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Safeguarding Adults: A new Legal Framework Seminar 10 February 2016, Keele

Posted on Thu, 12 Jan 2017 @ 10:20

Seminar 4 considers ‘Dignity, wellbeing and human rights’ Seminar 5 considers ‘Intersections with mental capacity and mental health’. Seminar 6 will focus on ‘Responsibility for and to safeguarding in civil society’.

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Think Local Act Personal - NCAG, December 2016

Posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 @ 12:46

Think Local Act Personal - NCAG, December 2016

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER December 2016

Posted on Tue, 06 Dec 2016 @ 15:02

ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER December 2016

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Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin November 2016

Posted on Fri, 02 Dec 2016 @ 11:24

Welcome to the November 2016 Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin. The bulletin contains brief details of news, research reports, journal articles and government policy relating to adult social care.

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Carers Leeds Nov 2016 Newsletter

Posted on Wed, 30 Nov 2016 @ 09:48

CARERS LEEDS WINS PRESTIGIOUS HSJ AWARD Carers Leeds are absolutely thrilled to announce that in partnership with Leeds City Council Adult Social Care and the 3 Leeds CCG’s, we have won a prestigious HSJ Award in the CCG & Local Authority Integrated Commissioning for Carers category! READ MORE....

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Carers Resource Choices Nov 2016

Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2016 @ 13:35

Carers Resource Choices Nov 2016

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Think Local Act Personal - Sector leaders reach consensus on conditions for building engaging and empowering communities

Posted on Sat, 19 Nov 2016 @ 12:14

Sector leaders reach consensus on conditions for building engaging and empowering communities

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER November 2016

Posted on Thu, 03 Nov 2016 @ 20:17

ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER November 2016 In this edition... 1. Transforming social care through the use of information and technology 2. Health and Social Care Network 3. Local Digital Roadmaps and Digital Maturity Update 4. ADASS Informatics Network: National Meeting Update 5. Care Apps Showcase 7 March 2017 6. NHS England Digital and Technology Newsletters 7. National Events and Regional Meetings

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Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin October 2016

Posted on Wed, 02 Nov 2016 @ 10:12

Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin October 2016

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The ADASS Care Apps showcase event March 2017

Posted on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 @ 09:18

The ADASS Care Apps showcase event was oversubscribed when first staged in October 2015, with more than 250 social care professionals, providers and others seeing presentations from 12 featured app developers.

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BCF Weekly Bulletin 21 October 2016

Posted on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 @ 11:40

BCF Weekly Bulletin 21 October 2016

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National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference for Adults Services, 24 - 25 November

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 @ 10:29

National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference for Adults Services, 24 - 25 November

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The Kings Fund: New care models Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form Oct 2016

Posted on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 @ 10:28

The 23 vanguard sites chosen to develop the multispecialty community provider (MCP) and primary and acute care system (PACS) new care models have been working to pool budgets and integrate services more closely. Some are continuing to use informal partnerships, but others are opting for more formal governance arrangements. Commissioners are grappling with how to contract for the new systems, while providers are exploring how to work together within emerging partnerships, how to allocate funding, and how to share risk and rewards.

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Think Local Act Personal - TLAP arrangements

Posted on Mon, 03 Oct 2016 @ 15:46

The Board is as committed as ever to TLAP's guiding principles and work programme. However, because of the need to ensure TLAP’s sustainability in a tough financial climate the Board has decided that it cannot continue to have a director for TLAP after Lynda Tarpley’s contract expires on 9 December 2016. 

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Nearly 80,000 care staff could be at risk as Brexit fuels uncertainty about status of EU workers

Posted on Mon, 03 Oct 2016 @ 15:43

Care services for elderly and disabled people could be at risk because nearly 80,000 workers in the sector in England don’t have British citizenship and could lose their right to work in the UK following the vote for Brexit.

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DoH Guidance List of changes made to the Care Act guidance

Posted on Mon, 03 Oct 2016 @ 15:43

Updated 26 September 2016 Contents Chapter 2: Preventing, reducing or delaying needs Chapter 6. Assessment and eligibility Chapter 8: Charging and financial assessment Chapter 23: Transition to the new legal framework Annex C: Treatment of income

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iPC Commissioning Courses

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 @ 13:47

As a commissioner, you need to shape services based on needs but within available resources. You want to maintain good relationships with your service providers, at the same time providing people who use services with choice and control over their care, ultimately achieving positive outcomes.

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iPC Support to develop leadership around the Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 @ 13:47

IPC has developed a set of leadership resources for learning facilitators to help strategic leaders, managers and Regional Partnership Boards working across Wales understand their duties and responsibilities under the new Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act.

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iPC Two discussion papers on domiciliary care commissioning and procurement

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 @ 13:46

IPC has produced two discussion papers for the Social Services Improvement Agency for Wales (SSIA) and the National Commissioning Board for Wales (NCB).  The papers comprise views and opinions which are those of IPC not the NCB or SSIA.

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Research and analysis Future of an ageing population July 2016

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 @ 13:45

Foresight report looking at the challenges and opportunities of an ageing society.

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Commissioning for better health outcomes published by LGA 14 September 2016

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 @ 13:44

Commissioners are vital in the process of making the most of collective resources to improve health outcomes for local citizens. The role of commissioning is no longer about identifying and procuring services for individuals but bringing people together to enable citizens to live a fulfilling and independent life for as long as possible.

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iPC Oxford Brookes University Workshops

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 @ 16:06

Workshops One-day public care training and development We run a series of one-day workshops offering concentrated, practical training and development in a range of areas.  We are also running a workshop programme on Managing Demand in Autumn and Winter 2016.   Skills development workshops Innovations in children’s social care services - based on our recent innovation evaluation, this workshop for senior and middle managers will explore recent findings about the nature of presenting needs within child in need and child protection cohorts - including the prevalence of 'toxic trio' issues and the relevance for social care-led interventions Data analysis techniques - explores how analysing key data can support your organisation in tackling current issues and challenges, such as looking at ways to reduce demand for services whilst still meeting needs and outcomes Take a look at our workshop programme for 2016. To book your place on a skills development workshop, download, complete and return this booking form, contact Emma Beal or Tammy Abarno on 01865 790312 or email ebeal@brookes.ac.uk.   Find out more.....

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Carers UK New survey on the later stages of caring Sept 2016

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 @ 16:01

20 September 2016 Employers for Carers and Carers UK have launched a new survey to explore the impacts of the later stages of caring – especially when caring comes to an end – on employers and carers in the workplace.

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Think Local Act Personal News September 2016

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 @ 16:00

In this edition of the newsletter, we bring you a round up of some great examples of organisations that have volunteered to sign up to Making it Real.

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DoH Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2015-16

Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 @ 20:18

Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 3 Developments in priority setting and funding ............................................................................. 4 Research current in 2015/16 ...................................................................................................... 8 Supporting uptake and spread of assistive technology ............................................................ 10 Annex: Listing of assistive technology research and development activity 2015-16 ................ 12

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Katherine Wilson: Ageing population intensifies need for caring policies Sept 2016

Posted on Fri, 09 Sep 2016 @ 10:55

One in nine workers in the UK care for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or ill, according to the 2011 Census. The pressures of juggling work and care, without the right support from employers or local services, have forced millions of people to give up work or reduce their hours to care, at a cost to the economy of £1.3 billion a year, according to the London School of Economics’ study, Public expenditure costs of carers leaving employment, published in April 2012....

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iPC Institute of Public Care Childrens and Adult Commissioning Courses

Posted on Wed, 07 Sep 2016 @ 15:26

IPC's popular Certificate in Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care will once again take place this Autumn. Two courses will begin in September and October, one aimed at Children's Services and one for Adults' Services. Each offers a focused introduction to commissioning in the service area concerned.

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Bracknell Forest Council - social media campaign on mental health

Posted on Wed, 07 Sep 2016 @ 15:23

In February 2016, Bracknell Forest Council launched a social media campaign on mental health, as part of its wider Year of Self Care Programme – promoting a different element of health improvement each month. The aim of the programme is to promote key messages and engage new partners in the work.

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Think Local Act Personal Keeping up the spirit – a Partnership challenge

Posted on Sat, 03 Sep 2016 @ 14:34

'The TLAP Partnership has often been described as the moral heart of the social care system. If this is the case, then we are perfectly positioned to return the focus of the narrative to personalisation as a rights based issue, and not one of systems or process. That is the spirit of the Care Act and the challenge from National Coproduction Advisory Group members to us'.

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Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin August 2016

Posted on Sat, 03 Sep 2016 @ 14:33

Welcome to the August 2016 Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin. The bulletin contains brief details of news, research reports, journal articles and government policy relating to adult social care.

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Think Local Act Personal and the Centre for Welfare Reform Update September 2016

Posted on Sat, 03 Sep 2016 @ 14:31

Think Local Act Personal and the Centre for Welfare Reform are pleased to be continuing to work together this year to promote the further uptake of Individual Service Funds across England. We are very pleased that some of the best work in this regard is happening in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Choices News Letter September 2016

Posted on Sat, 03 Sep 2016 @ 14:28

Creating a new future for carers.

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NHS England Health and High Quality Care for All, Now and for Future Generations

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 @ 11:21

Better Care Fund The Better Care Fund (BCF) is a programme spanning both the NHS and local government. It has been created to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society, placing them at the centre of their care and support, and providing them with ‘wraparound’ fully integrated health and social care, resulting in an improved experience and better quality of life.

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Commissioning for Better Outcomes Master Class

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 @ 11:16

ADASS Yorkshire & Humberside Commissioning for Better Outcomes event is taking place on the 4th October. To book tickets either go to the regional website http://adassyh.org.uk/ or through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adass-yorkshire-humberside-commissioning-for-better-outcomes-masterclass-tickets-26841390321

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Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin August 2016

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 @ 11:05

Welcome to the August 2016 Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin. The bulletin contains brief details of news, research reports, journal articles and government policy relating to adult social care.

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Job opportunities with Hull City Council Adult Social Care

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 @ 08:33

Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to the people of Hull? Care and support in Hull is changing and Hull City Council are looking for people to join their adult social care team. We are looking for people who have the energy, motivation and innovation to pursue a career within adult social care. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in working with people who may require support in achieving their personal aspirations and goals to help maximise their independence. Embedding the principles of personalisation and delivering the aims of early help and prevention will be key requirements of these roles. Each post is integral to the development and delivery of imaginative and creative solutions which underpin the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and support Hull’s strategic vision of “a life not a service”. We are offering exciting opportunities for people who can demonstrate their ability to focus on people’s strengths and choices to live their lives to the full, and who are able to work in partnership with people, their families and their communities.

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iamsocialwork SUPER:vision Tour Leeds

Posted on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 @ 15:17

iamsocialwork's National SUPER:vision Tour is coming back to Leeds ! Supported by BASW. 8 events, 7 national locations, over 2 weeks in September. Social workers all over the country need: inspiration and education from brilliant people within the profession, stronger peer support from each other and motivation from a great evening. We plan on giving you all of that - and so much more. This is not a conference ! This is an independently run support and networking evening. Be part of a whole campaign. You will have access to all materials shared across all SUPER:vision events and build links with attendees from all of the events. We're also introducing a free National mentoring scheme to help you all stay better connected. We'll connect you with another social worker / student / manager / academic - for monthly support, so the support you access lasts long past the actual event itself. *Listen to an industry keynote speaker, take part in interactive workshops and build your peer networks* Keynote speaker: Dr Sharon Shoesmith - Researcher, Writer and Public Speaker. Workshops: Social Work Tutor and Amanda Taylor, Senior Lecturer of SW UCLan. Keep connected with us, join our Facebook page or follow Zoe on Twitter to make sure you're connected and updated with all event details.

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New Managing Demand Workshop Programmes for England and Wales

Posted on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 @ 15:16

IPC, together with John Bolton, has led new thinking on demand management and this extensive experience of working with organisations and associated research across England and Wales will inform our new Managing demand workshop programme. The workshops will be delivered by Visiting Professor John Bolton with senior IPC staff in Autumn and Winter 2016. The new workshops will comprise specific programmes aimed at the individual agendas in England and Wales: ◾The case for prevention ◾How can councils manage demand? ◾New approaches to Integration ◾Commissioning for Outcomes ◾New approaches to performance management

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Redbridge HASS – integrating health and social care services

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 @ 14:47

People in Redbridge now receive improved high quality, person-centered health and social care services from the Redbridge integrated Health and Adult Social Care Service (HASS) run by NELFT NHS Foundation Trust. This unique partnership, between the NHS and the local authority started on 1 April 2016. The aim of this new integrated service is to ensure adult health and social care services are fit for purpose, innovative and continue to meet the needs of a growing local population.

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New HWB Chairs/Vice Chairs/Adult Social Care Portfolio-Holders Induction Session

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 @ 14:11

Local Government House - 21 September 2016 If you are new to the role of Chair or Vice Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) or a new portfolio-holder for Adult Social Care this free induction session is for you 21 September 2016, 10.45am – 3pm, Terrace Lounge, LGA

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A shared vision for integrated health and social care Source: NHE Jul/Aug 16

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 @ 14:10

The Local Government Association’s (LGA’s) portfolio holder for community wellbeing, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, outlines the essential components to help deliver fully integrated health and social care by 2020.

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Your views matter - The Care Act one year on

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 @ 14:09

One year on from the implementation of the Care Act 2014, TLAP wants to hear about the experiences of people with care and support needs to find out what difference the Act is making.

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Brexit and Local government

Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 @ 14:08

This Commons Library briefing paper covers the possible impact of exiting the European Union on local authorities, with regard to devolution deals; EU structural funds; compliance with EU law; and medium-term financial implications.

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Think Local Act Personal: Can you help? New Care Act survey with a difference

Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2016 @ 12:11

Can you help? New Care Act survey with a difference One year on from the implementation of the Care Act 2014, TLAP wants to hear about the experiences of people with care and support needs to find out what difference the Act is making. The survey will be launched in early September for one month. We will need as much help as possible to make sure we have a good response rate. Can you help? Would you be able to help promote the survey via your website, e-newsletter, social media, word of mouth. We are also looking for opportunities where groups of people could be supported face to face to complete the survey. Please let us know now if you will be able to help by emailing sara.zmertych@tlap.org.uk by Wednesday 10th August with the subject heading, ‘Your views matter’.

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER August 2016

Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016 @ 21:29

In this edition... 1. Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt Outs - Caldicott Review - Comments Required 2. Local Government Association Vacancies - Recruiting 3. Use of Technology to Transform Social Care - Call for Evidence 4. Health and Social Care Network (N3 replacement) - Roadshows 5. Developing Digital Practitioners - Discovery Report from Leeds 6. National and Regional Events Calendar

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Institute for Government - Local public service reform

Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016 @ 21:24

This paper provides much-needed clarity on what would help people involved in integrating public services locally to share experiences and learn from one another to improve outcomes on the ground. An accompanying set of eight case studies provides more detail about the methods and impact of different approaches designed to support learning around local public service reform more generally.

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LGA Beyond fighting fires

Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016 @ 21:23

The fire and rescue service is an integral part of keeping our communities safe and secure. Even with greatly reduced financial resources, the sector continues to deliver robust, professional and innovative front line services for local communities...

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Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin July 2016

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:52

Contents Adults •Department of Health ministerial responsibilities •Records management code of practice for health and social care •A new future for social care? •Department of Health annual report •Impact of the spending review on health and social care •NHS funded nursing care rate for 2016 to 2017 •Vision for adult social work in England •Precept fails to close funding gap •Health and social care data security •Mears serve notice over fees •Salford transforms health and social care •Implications of Brexit for health and social care •UK exit from the EU: briefing for those working with EU migrants •Using the Mental Capacity Act •Delivering integrated health and social care Older people •Managing care home closures •Discharging older people from acute hospitals •Integrated care for older people •Dealing with difficult conversations Learning disabilities •Transformation of care for people with learning disabilities •How an iPad app transformed an assessment Mental health •Mental health and prevention •Increased mental health services for those arrested •Resource for asylum seeking and refugee women Carers •Juggling work and unpaid care •Care Act for carers - one year on

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The Government seeks views on the proposed data security standards and new consent and opt-outs model for data sharing in the NHS and social care. The closing date for responses is 7 September 2016

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:48

The Government seeks views on the proposed data security standards and new consent and opt-outs model for data sharing in the NHS and social care. The closing date for responses is 7 September 2016.

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The Committee of Public Accounts: Discharging Older People from Acute Hospitals

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:47

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NHS England Quick Guides - Reports & Outcomes

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:45

The Keogh Urgent Care Review

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Select Committee report on the Funding of Health and Social Care

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:44

www.parliament.co.uk

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DIRECTORS AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Y & H – JUNE 2016

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:41

DIRECTORS AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Y & H – JUNE 2016

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Care Quality Commission - Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers July 2016

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:34

How care is integrated across health and social care and the impact on older people who use services, and their families and carers. http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20160712b_buildingbridges_report.pdf

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The National Development Team for Inclusion - 3 sets of publications

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:32

The People’s Voice - Making it Heard Launching 3 important sets of publications which have been co-produced with people who use services to help meet specific needs within the Health and Social Care Sector Please copy and paste the links into the URL: 'Who We're Concerned With' http://www.ndti.org.uk/who-were-concerned-with 'What We Do' http://www.ndti.org.uk/what-we-do 'How We Do It' http://www.ndti.org.uk/how-we-do-it

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Notes & Presentations from the Learning and Sharing Event 19 July 2016

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:22

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme, North East and Cumbria Learning and Sharing Event, 19th July 2016 The North East and Cumbria Learning and Sharing Event was well attended, with approximately 100 delegates mainly from health care, but also social care, family carers and academics. As well as representatives from across the North of England, the event was attended by people from areas all over England. Speakers provided an overview of the programme and experience of being a pilot from national, regional and local experience including a number of tips and helpful advice for others preparing for roll out of the programme. Key themes included: • using existing mechanisms and processes for the LeDeR programme work • knowing who the local/regional stakeholders are and how best to communicate with them • the importance of family carer involvement from the outset • the importance of bereavement support for family carers, and importantly bereavement support for people with learning disabilities themselves. A number of key questions were raised and discussed including: • balancing local practicality and flexibility with the need to get quality and comparable data • the use of networks in implementing the programme including local variation in what networks to use • the time frame for rollout of the pilots and programme as a whole • how the programme fits with other reviews and safeguarding processes To find out more Presentations will be distributed to delegates and will be made available on our website shortly http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/leder/ A highlight video is also being produced and will be available shortly on our website. A summary of twitter coverage of the day can be found here: https://storify.com/RTunmore/leder-learning-and-sharing-event

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Carers Rights Guide 2016

Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 @ 15:37

Looking after someone...

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Transforming Care (Must Knows)

Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 @ 20:01

Published by LGA 22 July 2016 The Transforming Care programme is based on the assumption that children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism with behaviours described as challenging have the right to live satisfying and valued lives, and to be treated with dignity and respect. They should have a home within their community, be able to develop and maintain relationships, and get the support they need for a life that is healthy, safe and rewarding.

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LEARNING DISABILITY MORTALITY REVIEW (LeDeR Programme) KEY MESSAGES FROM NORTH EAST AND CUMBRIA PILOT 19 July 2016

Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 @ 19:18

This event was designed to share the learning from the North East and Cumbria pilot learning disability mortality review. ALL RESOURCE MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE REVIEW PROGRAMME WEBSITE. Bristol University | School for Policy Studies | Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme

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Storify video of the ADASS Social Work Conference 15 July 2016

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 @ 15:42

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Storify of the ADASS Social Work Conference 15 July 2016

Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 @ 14:07

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ADASS Budget Survey 2016

Posted on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 @ 11:52

https://www.adass.org.uk/budget-survey-2016 Key Messages 1. Funding doesn’t match increased needs for, and costs of, care for older and disabled people There are ever greater numbers of older and disabled people needing essential care and support, their needs are increasingly complex and the costs of care have increased. To maintain care at the same level as last year would require more than an extra £1.1bn. This year budgets for social care have increased slightly although there is very wide variation between individual councils (70 councils, in fact, reported a fall in budget). This is because: The new social care precept flexibility (used by 93% of councils) raised a total of £380m. This does, however, raise much more in some areas than others and raises least in areas with the greatest need for social care. Local Government continues to try to protect adult social care despite competing pressures on other services and cuts in central grants. This year adult social care accounts for 35% of total council spending, the same as the last two years. Many councils had to cover overspends on adult social care last year by drawing on reserves (62 councils) and by cutting other services (52). But the social care precept this year raises less than two-thirds of the calculated costs of the National Living Wage. So this year Directors of Adult Social Services (Directors) have to find more savings of £941m (7% of the total net budget). 2. More people’s lives are affected by reductions in social care funding Directors report that: In spite of the population of older people increasing by 3%, we saw no increase in the numbers of older people actually receiving services in 2015/16 At least 24% of this year’s savings will come from cutting services or reducing the personal budgets of people who receive care and support The quality of care is compromised: 82% of Directors report that more providers already face quality challenges as a result of the savings being made. As of June 2016, CQC inspections under the new regime show that 27% of adult social care services “require improvement” and 2% are “inadequate”. 3. Directors are increasingly unclear where the funding needed will come from Financial risks are rapidly increasing for local authorities. In 2015/16 the majority of social care departments overspent on their budgets, and as a result, Directors’ confidence in the ability to both make continued savings and at the same time meet increased duties is diminishing. Last year 45% of Directors were fully confident planned savings would be met. This year it is just 31%. Confidence falls to only 6% when thinking about making savings in 2017/18. These savings are required at a time when the number of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has risen more than tenfold in the last two years and 2015/16 saw the first full year of the implementation of the Care Act 2014. Faced with this pressure, only 36% of Directors could say that they are fully confident of being able to deliver all of their statutory duties this year, falling rapidly to just 8% who are sure they can do so next year. 4. The continuity of the care market is under threat We expected to see significant increases in fees to providers due to the impact of the National Living Wage. The survey findings suggest that the total cost, including compliance with the existing National Minimum Wage, will total over £600m. 82% of councils increased fees to providers: nearly a quarter by more than 5%. Though the National Living Wage is welcome, in many areas providers will continue to struggle to recruit staff, especially in home care and where employment is high. Maintaining a caring, compassionate and trained workforce in a sustainable provider market is an urgent concern. 80% of Directors reported that providers in their area are facing financial difficulties now. Providers are increasingly selling up, closing homes or handing back the contract for the care they deliver to older or disabled people. This affected thousands of people across the country last year. 5. Investment in prevention is being further squeezed Directors see increased prevention and the integration of health and social care as the two most important ways in which savings could be made over the next three years. But, as budgets reduce further in real terms, it is becoming harder and harder for councils to manage the tension between prioritising statutory duties towards those with the greatest needs and investing in services that will prevent and reduce future needs. As a result of this tension, this year councils will be spending 4% less on prevention than last year. 6. Reduction in funding for social care has wider impact Directors feel that negative consequences due to budget cuts have already been felt right across health and social care and agreed particularly strongly with statements regarding issue faced by the wider sector: 85% thought that the NHS is under increased pressure 84% thought providers are facing financial difficulty 85% thought providers face quality challenges Social care is essential but the investment simply isn’t there The whole sector, including senior leaders from the NHS, local government and the independent sector, are united in recognising the importance of an adequately funded social care system in promoting the country’s wellbeing and ensuring the right care is available. We are at the tipping point where social care is in real jeopardy and this impacts on the millions of people needing care and support. More people work in adult social care than in the NHS and they make a positive difference every minute of every day. We welcomed the additional funding for future years that the Chancellor announced in last year’s Spending Review but the results of this year’s survey confirm our view that these measures are too little and come too late. We urge the government to address this.

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A New Settlement for Health & Social Care - Final Report

Posted on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 @ 11:01

This is the final report of the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England.

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ADASS Social Care & YOU Guide

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 @ 18:16

Booklet produced by ADASS about Social Care and You.

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ADASS Getting To Know You - Conversation Guide

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 @ 18:14

Booklet with a guidance to conversation.

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Regional Account - ADASS Yorkshire & Humber 2015/2016

Posted on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 @ 10:39

This has been a year of focus and support for councils meeting the requirements of the Care Act and a year of transition to put in place a regional infrastructure fit for purpose for the risk and challenges we face in the future. We have had a change in a number of DASS posts across the region and it has felt like the right time to refresh our approach and our priorities to help meet a number of significant challenges councils are facing....

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Department of Health - Getting the right support and care for you REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:43

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help to make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. Whether you are receiving support at home or living in a care home, the new national changes are designed to put you in control. It will be easier for you to make plans for your care and support now, and in the future. Consistent across England For the first time, all councils in England will consider the same national level of care and support needs when they assess what help they can give to you. And if you receive care and support and want to move to another area in England, both councils will work together to make sure that there is no gap in your care when you move.

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Department of Health - Support for Pensioners REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:41

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing and eating. If you receive care and support, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes. Why does the Care Act mention prisoners? For prisoners and others who live in approved premises such as bail hostels, social care services can support rehabilitation. This can make a big difference to a person’s health, their wellbeing and the likelihood of reoffending, making it much easier for them to rebuild their life after release. The new Care Act says that if a person meets particular criteria, the prison’s or approved premises’ local council must provide their care and support.

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Department of Health - Support for Carers REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:40

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help to make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes. Supporting you in caring In England, millions of us provide unpaid care or support to an adult family member or friend, either in our own homes or somewhere else. ‘Caring’ for someone covers lots of different things, like helping with their washing, dressing or eating, taking them to regular appointments or keeping them company when they feel lonely or anxious. If this sounds like you, from April 2015, changes to the way care and support is provided in England mean you may be able to get more help so that you can carry on caring and look after your own wellbeing.

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Department of Health - Safeguarding Adults REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:38

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you have care and support needs, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes. What does the new law say? Adult safeguarding is about helping an adult to live safely, comfortably and free from abuse. Councils, the police and the NHS already work in partnership to safeguard adults who need support and from April 2015, a new law will help to deliver an even better service. The new Care Act (2014) says that every council must: • check out any worries about adults who need support and may be at risk ofabuse, neglect or domestic violence and take action to protect them • set up a Safeguarding Adults Board with members from the council, the police and the NHS who will work together to help keep people safe • appoint a Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager to handle any complicated problems • arrange for an independent advocate to support any adult who needs extra help during a safeguarding enquiry or review • cooperate with our partners in order to protect an adult with care and support needs who is experiencing or is at risk of abuse or neglect

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Department of Health - Personal Budgets and Payments REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:37

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you receive care and support, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from these changes. For the first time, the Care Act provides a legal entitlement to Personal Budgets. This ensures that person centred care and support arrangements are developed as widely as possible. Your social worker will help you understand the different options for arranging and paying for your own care and support needs. These personalised approaches are set out below. If you have difficulty in understanding personal budgets and other options for paying for care, you can ask for an independent advocate who can help you to arrange care which best fits around your life. Personal budgets A personal budget is money that the council gives you to pay for any care and support that you need. Your community care assessment will help you decide what services will help you live a life that’s as full and safe as possible. Then, your care worker will talk with you about paying your personal budget as a direct payment.

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Department of Health - Deferred Payment Agreements REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:34

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you receive care and support, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes. Planning for care costs From April 2015 deferred payment agreements will be available across the whole country. This means that people should not have to sell their homes in their lifetime to pay for their care, as they have sometimes had to do in the past.

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Care Act for Carers - One Year On

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:31

Contents Foreword 2 Executive summary and key recommendations 4 Introduction 6 What has gone well? 8 What needs to improve? 11 Recommendations 22 A last word: the Care Act in 2018 25

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Developing an integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing PP presentation

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:29

Developing an integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing PowerPoint presentation.

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Department of Health - Customer Journey REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:24

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. Care and support is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with family and friends. Whether you are receiving support at home or living in a care home, the new national changes are designed to put you in control. It will be easier for you to make plans for your care and support now, and in the future. If you’ve ever wondered what the journey through Adult Social Care could be like, this is the leaflet for you. It will hopefully give you a brief overview of the process that many people take in order to receive the care and support they need, to live the life they want to live. There are three main steps involved in requesting and receiving care and support these are: • Contacting us • Assessing your needs • Creating a support plan

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Department of Health - Advocacy for Care and Support REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:22

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you have care and support needs, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes.

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Department of Health - A Guide to Adult Social Care REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:21

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. This leaflet helps to explain what we mean by care and support; who can get access to care and support and how.

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER JULY 2016

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016 @ 15:52

1. Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt Outs - Caldicott Review - Now published. 2. Local Digital Roadmaps - An update on next steps and regional events 3. Integrated Care Records - Social Care 4. Health and Social Care Network (N3 replacement) - Consultation 5. In Other News - Health and Social Care Integration Publication 6. National and Regional Events Calendar

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Bulletin's for Care and Support staff on policy, research, developments

Posted on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 @ 13:27

Bulletin for care and support staff on policy, research, developments

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Choices News Letter Summer 2016

Posted on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 @ 09:35

Carers' Resource Choices newsletter‏. Summer 2016 edition. http://www.carersresource.org/?utm_source=Web%20Contacts&utm_campaign=7d6ae78c35-Choices_Campaign_External_May_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_eb98e3108c-7d6ae78c35-427501073 Welcome to the summer edition of Choices Carers Week 6-12 June 2016 Carers Week is an annual campaign to help raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make. This year's national theme is Building Carer Friendly Communities, and through the week there will be events and drop in's across the patch we cover. Keep up to date with what's on where you live by checking our website. (read more inside) Growing service brings peace of mind for more carers More breaks on the carers as Carers' Resource wins North Yorkshire Carers' Sitting Service contract. Delivered under our speciliast care provider, care@ carers' resource, the service enables adult carers to have a temporary break. (read more inside) Take a break for carer Can you brew up for others - or spare the cost of a cuppa - to help othere take time out from caring? Invite your freinds, famil or colleagues to a tea party or coffee morning and ask them to make a donation in aid of our annual Time out for Tea fundraising campaign. Click here to register your event. (read more inside) Two decades of support for young carers When our popular young carers service opened it's doors in 1996, Madonna and the Spice Girls were topping the charts, and John Major was Prime Minister. (read more inside) We value your feedback Choices will continue to develop. To share your views on this edition please contact Editor Carolyne Coyle. Your shopping can help us! If you shop online you can help us raise funds. Retailers on board include Amazon, Play.com, John Lewis, Debenhams, Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer and many more. Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/carers-resource Follow us on Facebook and Facebook. We'd love to have your feedback! Local events, activities and information for carers across our area. Details of all of our drop ins, lunches and events are now in the centre spread, pp.6-7 of Choices. You can also find out what's taking place in your area using our Events calendar. Please share: Twitter Facebook Pinterest LinkedIn Google Plus Instapaper Carers' Resource 11 North Park Road| Harrogate | HG1 5PD | 01423 500555 Griffin House | Broughton Hall Business Park | Skipton | BD23 3AN | 01756 700888 Unit 15 Park View Court | St Paul’s Road | Shipley | BD18 3DZ | 01274 449660 Sharrow View | Allhallowgate | Ripon | HG4 1LE | 01765 690222 share on Twitter www.carersresource.org Like Your regular Carers' Resource Choices newsletter on Facebook We are sending you this e-mail because you have have opted into our web contacts database. If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please unsubscribe on the link below. Please contact us if you would prefer to receive information by post. Registered Charity No.: 1049278. Copyright (C) 2016 Carers' Resource. All rights reserved. Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016

Posted on Tue, 07 Jun 2016 @ 17:10

Copy and paste into your browser http://eepurl.com/b3PZyb In this edition... 1. Annual ADASS Informatics Conference - 24th May 2016 - Presentations Now Available 2. Local Digital Roadmap / Digital Maturity Self-Assessment: Online Webinar for Social Care - Wednesday 8th June 2016: 2.00-3.30pm 3. National Information Board & Social Care – Your chance to get involved 4. Citizens Online: Social Care - "Promotion of Online Services" Briefing Now Published 5. In Other News - Health and Social Care Network 6. National and Regional Events Calendar

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ADASS YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE WORK PROGRAMME & IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 09:20

ADASS YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE WORK PROGRAMME & IMPROVEMENT PLAN This plan sets out the Yorkshire & Humberside regional priorities, issues, outcomes and supporting actions for 2016/17. It has been informed using a number of sources including: • Regional priorities established by the ADASS Branch in Summer 2016 • Results of the regional overview of the TEASC risk awareness assessment across all 15 councils in the region and the regional Risk Summit held in February 2016. • Priorities and work programmes determined by current regional networks. • Ongoing work being undertaken by existing regional groups • Outcomes from regional master classes and events in Autumn/Winter 2016/17.

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ADASS YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE:APPROACH TO SECTOR LED IMPROVEMENT IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 09:18

Sector Led Improvement Memorandum of Understanding

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ADASS Y&H Risk Summit Presentation and Outcomes

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 09:14

A overall picture of risk in all 15 councils over the last 5 months An overview of the common risks across the region – the regions top 10 risks Have the risks changed from the picture that was emerging in November? What areas need regional support for mitigation – top 3 priority areas? We need a reality check – are these today’s risks? Compliment, feed into and shape the regional work programme/improvement plan Outcomes of today – Share and understand the common risks we are facing, Identify the priority areas for regional focus Shape the regional work programme to support improvement

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Sector Led Improvement Update – 24th March, 2017

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 09:10

ADASS Yorkshire & Humberside DASS Branch Meeting Sector Led Improvement Update – 24th March, 2017 Key Activity December 2015 to March 2016

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Health and social care West Midlands website

Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2015 @ 18:57

This site has been created to support health, social care and wellbeing leaders in the West Midlands to develop the more integrated services envisioned in the Health & Social Care Act 2012. It is run by Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands on behalf of the ‘Making it Work’ steering group.

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